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Airport homes to get fire hydrants

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By Kellie Parkin

Approximately 50 homes in the unincorporated area near the Cedar Key airport Lewis Landing Field will soon have access to fire hydrants. The eight-inch pipe was delivered Monday and work is scheduled to begin next week.

Roughly 1600 feet of the high-density polyethylene pipe will lie 20 feet below the bottom of Goose Cove, connecting the Cedar Key water tower to the intersection of SW 164th Ave. and Airport Rd. From there it will run the length of the airstrip and into Piney Point, a stretch close to two miles of pipe.

The project is a joint effort between the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District, the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

“It is a cooperative project,” said Jack Hotaling, General Manager of Cedar Key Water and Sewer District. “The only way it could be done was if everyone worked together.”